（Understanding Communicative Strategies in Social Contexts）
This course is designed for Juniors who are interested in communicative aspects of language, its relation to society, and language in the media.
Students will be introduced to ways of analyzing discourse of different types, through which they understand social issues as well as culture-specific uses of language in diverse contexts. For each topic discussed in class, students are expected to find their own data, analyze them critically, and present the findings in class.
A reading packet of selected articles will be given on the first day of class.
Delin, Judy. 2000. The Language of Everyday Life. London: Sage.
Kasper, Gabriele., and Shoshana Blum-Kulka, eds. 1993. Interlanguage Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fasold, Ralph. 1990. The Sociolingustics of Language. Oxford: Blackwell.
Wardhaugh, Ronald. 2006. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Fifth edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
To be further announced in class.
Students are expected to read assigned materials prior to class and actively participate in class discussions.
Class performance, reading assignment, short papers/exam, class presentation, and a final paper.
１．What is discourse? ２．Discourse in social contexts ３．Methodologies of analyzing discourse: Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis ４．Pragmatic aspect of language use: The Cooperative Principle ５．Pragmatic aspect of language use: Speech acts ６．Interlanguage pragmatics: Speech acts in American English ７．Interlanguage pragmatics: Cross-cultural speech acts ８．Sociolinguisic study: Variation analysis (US) ９．Sociolinguisic study: Variation analysis (UK) 10．Sociolinguisic study in specific context: Code-switching 11．Sociolinguisic study in specific context: Audience design in radio shows 12．Sociolinguisic study in specific context: Audience design in pop music 13．Language of sports: Broadcasting register 14．Language of sports: Framing in sports broadcasting 15．Language of interviews: Structure 16．Language of interviews: Power and neutrality 17．Language of political interviews: Negotiation of power
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